Maurcio Pochettino has steered Tottenham to the verge of a title challenge

By Emma Sanders

Football Insider rates each Tottenham player following their performances in the 2-1 victory against Burnley at White Hart Lane in Sunday’s Premier League clash.

Hugo Lloris 6 – Barely had anything to do. Made an easy save in the first half and conceded but didn’t have much of a chance really. Distribution wasn’t great.

Kyle Walker 7 – Mistake led to the first goal and he was a little bit sloppy in possession but provided a fantastic assist for Alli.

Jan Vertonghen 6 – Wasn’t hugely tested and had little impact on the game.

Eric Dier 6 – Like Vertonghen, didn’t have too much to do but was lucky not to concede a penalty.

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Danny Rose 8 – Was solid in defence and produced a few fantastic crosses. Scored a stunning goal to give his side the lead. Spurs’ best player.

Harry Winks 5 – The rookie midfielder blew his chance to shine. Failed to produce anything from midfield and didn’t have the drive to break through Burnley’s midfield.

Victor Wanyama 6- Allowed the visitors to counter-attack a little too easily and wasn’t as solid as usual.

Mousa Dembele 6 – The type of player Spurs needed to step up but he didn’t get involved enough. Substituted after an hour.

Christian Eriksen 7 – Barely got involved in the first half but had a few chances. Needed to produce more.

Dele Alli 7 – Started off slowly and made a poor start. Made up for it with the goal but still missed several chances. Better from him though.

Harry Kane 6 – Tough day for Kane as he wasn’t given much service and he did little to test the Burnley defence.


Moussa Sissoko (for Dembele 62 mins) 5 Made no impact and was lucky not to get sent off.

Son Heung-Min (for Alli 74 mins) 5

Ben Davies (for Rose 78 mins) 5

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